SYDNEY, Australia: A Tibetan Film and Art Festival, organised by The Tibet Effect and singer Tenzin Choegyal was held in Sydney, Australia from 3 November to 6 November.
The festival was inaugurated at the Sydney Opera House with singer Tenzin Choegyal singing various Tibetan songs while Maharishi and Tom Petty played musical instruments.
A discussion on, “ Is Tibet a Hopeless Cause” was also held at the inauguration where Tenzin Tsundue, a Tibetan freedom activist from Dharamshala was the invited guest. Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Mr Dagpo Sonam Norbu and renowned human rights activist, Dr Howard Bill also participated in the dialogue.
The participants opined their views at the discussion on the causes of the spate of self-immolation protests that have taken place this year and expressed their solidarity while condemning the failed policies of the Chinese government that have led to the urgent situation inside Tibet.
The inauguration drew a large number of people and information about Tibet and the drastic situation prevailing inside Tibet has been successfully disseminated to the audience.
A total of six films about Tibet has been showcased at the Manly Theatre during the festival.